Ad networks are pulling a page from the hacker’s malware handbook to evade ad blocking software. To make matters worse, the ad network doing this is also forcing your computer to become a cryptocurrency miner—something the industry calls cryptojacking. Watch our Daily Video below to learn more about what this ad network is doing, as well as what tools I recommend to block it.
Episode Runtime: 3:44
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIqcUMnSzdY
- Ad networks leveraging DGAs to evade Adblockers – Ars Technica
- Netlab 360’s post on Ad network cryptojacking – NetLab 360